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RNC Rules Committee Defeats “Conscience Clause”

RNC Rules Committee Defeats “Conscience Clause”

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In a vote late Thursday, a committee at the Republican National Convention defeated a push to let GOP delegates vote for any candidate they'd like.

The convention's rules committee used a voice vote to reject a proposal by Colorado delegate Kendal Unruh to let delegates "cast a vote of conscience" and abandon the candidates they'd been committed to by state primaries or caucuses.

Oklahoma State Auditor Gary Jones is a GOP delegate and member of the rules committee. Jones says the rules committee defeated the “conscience clause” by a vote of 87-12.  

The clause was championed by an anti-Donald Trump group which calls itself “Free the Delegates.” Some 400 delegates are reported to support the anti-Trump movement.

For good measure, the rules panel also approved language specifically stating that party rules allow delegates to be "bound" to candidates.

The Republican National Convention begins Monday, July 18 in Cleveland, OH. Look for extended coverage on News9 and News9.com.

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